General Articles2022-09-02T22:20:15+01:00

General History Articles

From time to time members of the Southam Heritage Collection and others write short articles covering aspects of history from Southam’s past. These articles may be longer and contain more photos than the monthly Cardall’s Corner articles published in the District Advertiser which makes them unsuitable for publishing there. They may also contain audio or video items which again make them unsuitable for printing in the Advertiser. We will publish these articles in this section so that they are accessible to everybody.

We would also like to encourage anyone, whether members of the Southam Heritage Collection or not, who would like to contribute similar articles to contact us with their ideas which we would be very happy to consider for inclusion on this page.  

Southam Airfield

By |December 18th, 2016|

With the outbreak of the Second World War, there was a huge increase in the number of personnel joining the Royal Air Force and [...]

Southam Theatre 1822

By |May 25th, 2016|

Shakespeare on Tour - Macbeth in Southam, 22 November 1822 There was some excitement around Southam Heritage Collection when we were asked to contribute [...]

Stage Coaches

By |March 25th, 2016|

Southam in the coaching era Before the arrival of the railway, Britain had the fastest and most efficient form of public overland transport the [...]

Fred Abel

By |March 25th, 2016|

Fred Abel – One of life’s characters Camping at the road side Over several summers, I had seen [...]

Southam Cinema

By |March 12th, 2016|

Southam Cinema In the early years of the twentieth century and for many years before that, the old Southam Court House in Oxford Street [...]

Southam Windmill

By |March 9th, 2016|

Southam Windmill In Medieval times and for many centuries since, the miller was a valued and greatly respected member of the feudal society. He [...]

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